Friday, March 21, 2014

Long Beans Stir fry

One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well...
- Virginia Woolf

I've been in one of those moody preggy days for the past few days. Nothing much just missing my family back in Saudi. And then I've been worrying myself sick wondering how Ayaan would find school. I'm sure he would adjust to the schedule....but I just cant help being worried. Plus I went for this pregnancy sugar test yesterday and that totally put me off.
Anyway, back to normal as of now and have started craving dahi puri's!! I just loooooove the dahi puris we get in Bombay Chowpatty! :)

The recipe I'm posting today is just one of those veggies which go with our 'feel good' kerala food comprising of chor, meen curry, meen fry...that is my hubby's favourite meal...

This one I prepared the same way as I did for Kovakka ....

  • Payar/Long beans - 2 medium sized bunches
  • Small onions - 5
  • 1 dry red chilly
  • A handful of curry leaves
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • Salt to taste
  • Coconut oil 2 tbsp

Directions to make:
  • I cut the beans into an approx of 1 inch length. Cooked it in the pressure cooker with a little water and salt for 2 whistles. Let it cool down placing it under cold running water.
  • Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds. When its done with the splutters add in the curry leave and red chilly. After a minute add in the chopped small onions. Cook until they start turning brown. Then add in the cooked beans. Check salt, mix well and ur done! :)

Yeah, its that easy-peasy. I had made mathi(sardine) mulakittathu and mathi fry to go with this :)
I love mathi. And these were quite fresh ones. It's been a long time since we've had mathi. Frying fish makes the whole house stink and mathi seem to give out the strongest of stenches...

But who cares... another happy feel good meal for hubby :)